Baylor Chamber Orchestra Plays on November 4

Nov. 1, 1999

by Richard Veit

The newly-formed Baylor University Chamber Orchestra, which features some of the School of Music's finest orchestral musicians, will present its inaugural concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Jones Concert Hall in the McCrary Music Building. The orchestra performs under the direction of Stephen Heyde, Conductor-in-Residence and director of orchestral activities.

Music of an Italian baroque composer, Francesco Geminiani, will open the program, as the Baylor Chamber Orchestra plays his Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 3, No. 1.

The Unanswered Question by Charles Ives dates from 1908 and is scored for trumpet, flute quartet, and strings. The trumpet soloist will be Longino Villarreal, a senior from Garcíasville, Texas.

Chamber music by the prolific French composer Camille Saint-Saëns will feature seven instrumentalists from the orchestra. They will play Saint-Saëns's Septet for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings, Op. 65.

Concluding the concert will be one of Joseph Haydn's early symphonies, led by guest conductor Jeffrey Grogan, assistant professor and associate director of bands. The Baylor Chamber Orchestra will present Haydn's Symphony No. 22 in E-flat major, known as the "Philosopher" Symphony because of its slow, pensive introduction.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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